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# What Type of MATH is used in Blueprints?

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03/27/2017 07:47 AM
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Re: What Type of MATH is used in Blueprints?
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its like a post asking how to code fortran. too much for a bb

too read blueprints you need no math

too make blueprints you must know loads, material, fasteners, spans, and much more. tons and tons of product approval docs
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63249987

You need loads of math to read blueprints. For instance if you are a mason, you're looking at the wall in 8" or 16" increments (size of brick & block length, respectively), you need to convert feet to inches, to determine how many brick or block you need.

No one who doesn't know basic math, can read blueprints.
Quoting: CountryWise

he said oil rig not masonry
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63249987

Would be helpful to know what information op is trying to gain from the blueprint.
Quoting: AquaBrat

hi
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Re: What Type of MATH is used in Blueprints?
Vector, raster and topology
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No, that's GIS, not architectural/engineering drawings
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Math Required:
College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus I and II, Probability and Statistics, Linear Programming
Quoting: CountryWise

She's right on the money. It's mostly Algebra, Geometry and Trig, though. The "fancy" math is all done in the final analysis. Vector calc and vector algebra makes an appearance here and there.

Why do you want to know?
Quoting: Fatimus Maximus

Lol. Been reading prints for 30 years. Geometry and tolerancing standards. Some basic trig for distance on angles.

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03/28/2017 09:58 AM
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Math Required:
College Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus I and II, Probability and Statistics, Linear Programming
Quoting: CountryWise

She's right on the money. It's mostly Algebra, Geometry and Trig, though. The "fancy" math is all done in the final analysis. Vector calc and vector algebra makes an appearance here and there.

Why do you want to know?
Quoting: Fatimus Maximus

Lol. Been reading prints for 30 years. Geometry and tolerancing standards. Some basic trig for distance on angles.

Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1323409

Well thanks, I would if I needed to know HOW to read a blueprint.

I needed to make a passing reference to it, tho, not learn to do it myself. I appreciate the help, and the problem is solved.

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03/28/2017 10:03 AM
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Re: What Type of MATH is used in Blueprints?
Thanks for the answers, really appreciate it.

No, I have no plans to build an offshore oil rig...
it's a writing project, so I don't need detailed info.

Just having trouble finding out what sort of maths are used to read offshore oil rig blueprints.

I think algebra & def geometry are used, but wasn't sure if it goes any deeper than that.

:thanks1:

You have a writing project but don't know how to use a search engine?

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This should go well!!!! NOT!
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03/28/2017 10:13 AM
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You need loads of math to read blueprints. For instance if you are a mason, you're looking at the wall in 8" or 16" increments (size of brick & block length, respectively), you need to convert feet to inches, to determine how many brick or block you need.

No one who doesn't know basic math, can read blueprints.
Quoting: CountryWise

he said oil rig not masonry
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 63249987

That's why I said "For instance"...
I've been in construction all my life and read blueprints, build buildings, etc. The plans one reads to build anything, requires math skills.
Quoting: CountryWise

I don't know man, I met some pretty stupid people in my time that are supposed to be smart fellas.. The only math you really need to read or interpret plans is how to use a scale or tape measure. Geometry would help as well. Putting together a set of plans is a completely different monster.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74495428

Around here it's pretty common for people to build their own houses. Most of them might have finished high school.
They do pass the required inspections so, for houses you probably just need basic math and common sense.

Oil rigs, of course, would not be the same.
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03/28/2017 10:35 AM
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Re: What Type of MATH is used in Blueprints?
Numbers.
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03/28/2017 10:51 AM
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I don't know, can you count to potatoes?
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03/28/2017 10:59 AM
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Specifically, I need to know what kind of math is utilized in blueprints for building Offshore Oil Rig Platforms but I guess a construction blueprint is a construction blueprint.

Are you trying to build, without experience, an offshore oil rig some time in the near future? Blow one up?

It would help if you gave a hint as to what you are actually trying to figure out on a blueprint.
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 62071634

Haha! That'd be a hell of an undertaking! I've never been involved with Oil platformplans, but I know for buildings and developments, there is a whole team of Architects, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, structural engineers and environmentalists.. I guess you'd probably add in petroleum engineering into the mix on a oil platform. Add all that expertise up and that's a whole lotta schooling and math..
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 74495428

Absolutely true, but it would help if the OP was more specific in what he was exactly trying to do. For an example in manufacturing you use geometric tolerancing which requires a thorough understanding to design products that will fit together every time within the tolerances of the various components.
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03/28/2017 11:10 AM
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Re: What Type of MATH is used in Blueprints?
I install HVAC.

After 20+ years in the trade I was put on a new Federal prison job, and all the prints were metric.